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The Fiesta of the Spirits
Every night, thousands of Uruguayans lose consciousness, and their bodies are taken over by millennial spirits.
The proclaimed miracle occurs in mysterious ceremonies that take place in hundreds of little candlelit temples, which resound with the
strident playing of drums. This is all part of the Umbanda, a religion based on old African rites, and which is spreading more and more in Uruguay.
The Umbanda is a spiritist religion, it believes in...
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